FO: Hanataba Hat

I had some leftovers from my Hanataba Shawl (which I haven’t blocked yet, so no official FO post!) and I had a crazy idea to use laceweight for a hat, with the brim having doubled laceweight.  It turned out really nicely and I got several compliments the first day I wore it.  But before I blocked it, it looked very… strange:

You can see that it’s still quite scrunched up looking.  I was afraid it wouldn’t block out nicely and that the whole idea was a terrible one.

However my fears were unfounded.  It’s nice and slouchy and stays well on my head, despite the wind at school.  (My school is on a hill and it’s quite breezy up there.)

The difference is not that dramatic, but I think it’s still apparent.  Everything is a lot smoother.

The construction of this hat is similar but different from my shawl.  Similar enough to name them the same, but different enough to need another chart.  I can definitely see myself making hats with the same construction in the future, it’s quite fun and I finished in a day!  I’m still plugging away on the charts, though.


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2 Responses to FO: Hanataba Hat

  1. Snowcatcher says:

    Well, my first thought was, “How did you post?!?” and then I realized, duh, you’re not on Blogger… and then my second thought was, “Wow, that did block nicely!” So you have me seething with jealousy on two counts!

  2. Rebecca L says:

    oooo that looks good either way but yeah blocking changes it a bit to more refined and perfect :] no frontal view? xD

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